These questions are from the shell scripting lesson: Shell script lesson
Given the script display.sh containing
echo "$4", "$3", "$2", "$1"
What is the output of
$ bash display.sh a b "c d"
a, b, c, d
d, c, b, a
c d, b, a
, c d, b, a
Question 2, Piping your own scripts
With this question I wanted to make sure everyone understands that there is no difference between existing programs and the scripts they write. Everything outputs to the same stdout so pipes can be used with both. I also wanted to get people to think about having not just one massive script; they too can write a bunch of small things to chain together.
What is the output of the following code?
bash do-stats.sh *[AB].txt | bash sorted.sh
A sorted list of file names processed by do-stats.sh (They’ve mistaken the command sort for the script they wrote sorted.sh OR they forgot that sorted outputs the sorted number of lines and does not just sort names of files.)
An error because sorted.sh expects a parameter with a “*” in it. (They have think that “$@” is a placeholder only for file globs like the example.)
An error because the output of one script can’t be sent to another script. (The answer I am really checking to make sure they do not give.)
A sorted list of the total number of lines in each file that was processed by do-state.sh. (The right answer.)